Fly Friendly


Fly Friendly Program

Parafield Airport Limited encourages its aviation tenants to adopt a "Fly Friendly Program".  This program is voluntarily entered into by aviation tenants in order to minimise the impact of aircraft operations on the surrounding community.

Operating Procedures:

When safe to do so and/or under direction of Air Traffic Control - the main objectives of the Fly Friendly program are:
  • Climb to operating height as soon as possible
  • Maintain operating height
  • Reduce engine power as soon as possible
  • Follow the promulgated flight paths
  • Avoid residential areas if and where practicable
  • Do not fly wide circuits. Keep as narrow as possible
  • Utlise low powered descent approaches from training area (reduce noise)

Circuit Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday         7am to 11pm
    During weekdays it has been agreed that circuit training will, where possible, cease by 10pm.  However this is subject to operational requirements.
  • Saturday                        7am to 9pm
  • Sunday                          8.30am to 9pm
    Implemented mid 2011, previously 8am.
  • Christmas Day              No circuit training
  • New Years Day             No circuit training
    Implemented mid 2011.
  • Anzac day                      No circuit training before 9am
    Effective from April 2013.
  • Remembrance Day      Agree to Avoid Operations where possible over the Salisbury RSL between 1055 - 1105
    Implemented August 2016

The Fly Friendly Program is periodically reviewed by the Parafield Airport Technical Working Group.

We invite your comment on Fly Friendly.


Parafield Airport Limited
Building 18 Tigermoth Lane
Parafield Airport
South Australia 5106
Telephone (08) 8307 5700
Facsimile (08) 8281 5006


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